Hanover Toastmasters Toastmaster Script

“Good evening fellow toastmasters and guests”. Notes for brief opening speech by the Toastmaster

Every week we like to start our meeting with the small speaking roles 1. The first of these is the JOKE of the day. Our joke this evening is being presented by ___________ please help me in welcoming __________________ 2. Next up is our WORD OF THE DAY. The purpose of word of the day is to challenge our speakers to insert a new word into their already prepared speeches as well as expand our vocabulary. Tonight word of the day will be presented by _________________ Please welcome ____ ___. 3. Finally we have TOASTMASTER TIP. Tonight this role is being presented by_______________, Please welcome __________________. Optional: (recommended if there are guests or new members) (after the small speaking roles are finished – you may ask each of the special roles to explain what they are going to do – if there are no guests you can skip this part). We also have special roles this evening – I would like each of these people to stand and explain their role Starting with TIMER our timer this evening is _ _. ____________ can you explain your role this evening? Another special role is that of Grammarian and tonight our grammarian is____________. _______ can you explain your role this evening?
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Our last special role is that of General Evaluator – that will be preformed by________ . can you explain your role this evening? Now for our entertainment portion of the meeting – Tonight we have __#_ speakers. Our first speaker for the evening is ________________________ Read bio card tonight ______________ will be evaluated by ____________ ___________________ can you tell us the objectives of _________(speaker’s name)__ speech this evening? (Evaluator announces objective) The title of _________’s speech is _________________ help me in welcoming __________ Our next speaker is ________________ Read bio card Tonight _______ will be evaluated by ________ _____________can you tell us the objectives of _________’s speech this evening? (Evaluator announces objective) The title of ________’s speech is _________________ help me in welcoming ______________ Repeat as needed (After the last speaker – ask for the timer’s report and then ask “will you please vote for the best speaker”) Now it is time for that fun part of the meeting TABLE TOPICS Tonight’s Topic master is _______________… Please welcome _______________.
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When Table topics is over you will be handed control of the meeting Ask members to vote for best table topics. Introduce the General Evaluator Now it is time for the evaluation portion of our meeting – help me in welcoming tonight’s General Evaluator_______________. Ask to vote for best evaluator (As votes are being collected and tallied talk about what you thought of being Toastmaster and encourage others to fill this role.) Give awards for Best Table topics – Best Evaluator – Best Speaker Turn meeting back to the PRESIDENT.

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